Brussels, Belgium

Imaging for Physicists

The course is aimed at trainees in radiotherapy physics, researchers and also more experienced radiotherapy physicists with an interest in the application of advanced imaging techniques in their radiotherapy practice..

COURSE DIRECTOR

  • Rob Tijssen, Physicist, Catharina Hospital Eindhoven (NL) 

 

TEACHERS

  • Cynthia Ménard, Radiation Oncologist, Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto (CA) 
  • Christian Richter, Physicist, OncoRay - National Center for Radiation Research in Oncology, Dresden (DE) 
  • Cihan Gani, Radiation Oncologist, University Hospital Tübingen, Tübingen (DE)
  • Kathrine Røe Redalen, Physicist, Norwegian University of Science And Technology, Trondheim ( NO)
  • Patrik Brynolfsson, Radiation Physicist, Umeå universitet, Umeå (SE)

The course aims to:

  • Improve the understanding of the physics principles of MRI, PET and CT 
  • Explore the applications of these imaging modalities in clinical practice

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course participants should be able to:

  • Understand the basic concepts of MRI, PET, and CT physics 
  • Understand the key challenges and solutions unique to the application of MRI, PET and advanced CT in radiotherapy 
  • Understand the potential and challenges of biological imaging methods in radiotherapy treatment planning and follow-up

 

COURSE CONTENT

The course will cover the following topics:

  • Basic principles
    • MRI acquisition and reconstruction
    • PET acquisition and reconstruction
    • CT acquisition and reconstruction
  • Imaging in radiotherapy
    • MRI for radiotherapy planning / in-room
    • CT for radiotherapy planning / in-room
    • Recommendations for the use of PET in RT
  • Advanced imaging
    • Fast MRI, functional MRI
    • PET tracers other than FDG
    • Dual energy CT
  • Clinical impact of imaging in radiotherapy
    • What are the real success stories in image-guided RT?
    • MRI & PET: Where are we going?
    • Treating with the MR-linac
    • Tumor board
  • Case assignments, Q&A sessions

 

 

PREREQUISITES

Before commencing this course, participants should have a basic knowledge of radiotherapy physics.

 

PROGRAMME

The scientific programme will be available soon.

 

METHODS OF ASSESSMENT

  • MCQ  
  • Evaluation form 
  • Case assignments 
  • Quiz

 

Programme to follow

KEY WORDS

  • MRI 
  • PET 
  • CT

ACCREDITATION

Application for CDP credits has been submitted to the European Board for Accreditation in Medical Physics (EBAMP). Information on the status of the application can be obtained from the ESTRO office. 

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Membership

ESTRO members can order products at substantially reduced prices. To benefit from the member registration rate, you must subscribe for the ESTRO membership 2023 BEFORE registering to the course. To become an ESTRO member, benefit from the member registration rate and discover the many other member advantages, please visit the membership page.

Fees

 

Early rate

Late rate

Non-Members

  800 EUR

 900 EUR

ESTRO Members

  650 EUR 

 775 EUR

In-training members*

  500 EUR

 675 EUR

* Members with specialty RadiationTherapist (RTT) may register at the In-Training fee

Early rates are applied up to three months before the starting date of the course.

Late rates are applied three months before the starting date of the course.

The fee includes the course material, coffees, lunches, and the social event.

Advance registration & payment are required.

Since the number of participants is limited, late registrants are advised to contact the ESTRO office before payment, to inquire about availability of places. Access to homework and/or course material will become available upon receipt of full payment.

Insurance and cancellation

The organiser does not accept liability for individual medical, travel or personal insurance. Participants are strongly advised to take out their own personal insurance policies.   

In case an unforeseen event would force ESTRO to cancel the meeting, the Society will reimburse the participants fully the registration fees. ESTRO will not be responsible for the refund of travel and accommodation costs.

In case of cancellation, full refund of the registration fee minus 15% for administrative costs may be obtained up to three months before the course and 50% of the fee up to one month before the course. No refund will be made if the cancellation request is postmarked less than one month before the start of the course.

Reduced fees

Members from emerging countries may register at a preferential rate of 350 Euro. Emerging country fee applies to individuals from low-income and lower-middle-income economies according to the World Bank listing here.

Additionally, all specialties from the following countries can benefit from this preferential rate: Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine.  In addition, medical physicists from Cyprus can email education@estro.org to apply for this fee.

The preferential rate of 350 Euro is granted automatically when you click on the  BOOK NOW  button and the three conditions below are met:

  1. Only ESTRO members for 2023 are eligible (please make sure your 2023 membership is in order before you click on the BOOK NOW  button)
  2. Only one course per person per year can be subsidized by ESTRO
  3. Sponsored candidates are not entitled to reduced fees (the invoicing address has to be the one of the participant)  

 Please note:

  • We can only guarantee a certain number of reduced fees per course
  • Application deadlines are the same as early registration fees (3 months before the course date).